Notable Quotables, Tag

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – Day 1

I am so behind! Everyone is doing the 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge, and I’ve been nominated twice, by the lovely Keira at Signing On, and the amazing mohiletanvi92 at Anything and Everything. Thanks guys, you’re made of awesome!

The deal is for three consecutive days, I post a quote, and then nominate three people, for a total of three quotes and nine nominations. The quotes won’t be a problem.

…but I don’t even think there are nine people left who haven’t done this tag.

*sighs* This is why I have a natural instinct to get things done on time. Otherwise, this happens!

Anyways, let’s start with the easy part. Today’s quote is from the best science fiction novel ever: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 

“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.”

These words are spoken by the Creature, when he confronts Frankenstein for not taking better care of him. I love the monster’s articulation—Mary Shelley was absolutely amazing with words—and this line just reeks of it.

I think it’s also a rather hopeful line, despite the sadness surrounding it. The monster is depressed because he can’t fit into society, and yet he recognizes that life is precious. And despite my life not (so far) being an “accumulation of anguish,” it always comes up in books that whatever we gather in life, we lose one way or another. Memories fade, people die—but the point is we lived them.

And on that note, I tag the following bloggers:

Turn The Page Book Reviews

Paperback Beauty Pageant

Partners In Books

Good luck!

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